civil society

Resisting a coup

How civil society is responding in the face of escalating violence in Myanmar.

| Mar 19, 2021

Himal Interviews: Sri Lanka’s right to information

Interview with senior lawyer and a member of Sri Lanka’s RTI Commission, Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena.

| Sep 24, 2018

Himal Southasian to suspend publication

Himal Southasian will continue to publish till November 2016 and meet all its outstanding obligations before suspension of operations.

| Aug 24, 2016

Where are the women in the Sri Lankan peace?

If and when peace comes to Sri Lanka, the new structures of political relations must be designed to preserve and advance the gains made by women in the last two decades.

| Oct 23, 2009

This very uncivil society

They call it humanisation with a global face—or is it the other way around? From 16 to 21 January 2004, the World Social Forum (WSF) convenes in Bombay, the first departure from its home in …

| Dec 01, 2003

Crisis beyond legality

Will constitutional amendment provide for the social and political needs of the Nepali people and polity? Or a new constitution? And by what procedure?

| Nov 01, 2003

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Translating a pandemic

The impact of COVID-19 terminology on Southasian languages.